Annoying postmodernists

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Mar 25 07:29:50 MST 2001

Marxist critiques of postmodernism include the books by Frederic Jameson,
David Harvey, Terry Eagleton and Perry Anderson

Jurriaan Bendien
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1017 HZ Amsterdam

At 11:32 AM 3/25/01 +0000, you wrote:
>I am having a little trouble.  My honours class is almost filled to the brim
>with 'pomo'/foucauldian post-structuralists, always keen to point out how
>'totalising' a Marxist analysis is ... blah blah blah.
>I was wondering if people knew of good critiques of postmodernism from a
>Marxist perspective that either claim to have 'learnt something' from this
>perspective, or destroy the theoretical apparatus that it attempts to
>construct.  I am sorry if this is a very old and boring topic - its just
>that I want some material to help establish that a substantive analysis (and
>indeed a class analysis) is a vitial component of transformative theory.
>Specifically on this, do people know of any works/writers that provide a
>similar analysis to Ellen Meskins Woods analysis of post-marxism, but
>dealing with postmodernism.
>The other thing I was wondering was if there were any critiques of
>deconstruction - that look at it from the perspective of an incomplete and
>malformed dialectic.
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